Why purchase a home and who is eligible?

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Are you an expat looking to navigate the real estate market in Voorburg and The Hague? Meijs & Alink Makelaardij is here to guide you through the process of buying or renting your perfect home in these vibrant Dutch cities.

Why purchase a home in the Netherlands?

Opting to buy a property in the Netherlands, rather than renting, presents a significant financial opportunity. Ownership brings not only a sense of security and stability but also allows you full autonomy over your living space—from interior design to pet ownership and beyond. Additionally, homeowners in the Netherlands benefit from considerable financial perks and tax advantages, making the purchase of property a wise investment choice. While renting offers its own set of benefits, including flexibility and specific rights, becoming a homeowner can provide long-term financial and personal rewards.

Eligibility for buying a house in the Netherlands

Wondering if you, as an expat, can buy a house in the Netherlands? The answer is unequivocally yes. The Netherlands welcomes foreign buyers, with no restrictions on property purchase by non-residents. However, securing a mortgage requires residency and registration within the country. EU, EEA, or Swiss nationals enjoy the freedom to live and work in the Netherlands without a visa but must apply for a residence permit and a BSN (citizen service number). It’s important to note that permanent residency can only be applied for after five years of living in the country, and some banks may hesitate to offer non-permanent residents a mortgage covering the full purchase price.

Meijs & Alink Makelaardij: Your partner in Real Estate

At Meijs & Alink Makelaardij, we understand the unique challenges expats face when searching for a home in Voorburg and The Hague. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, our team of experts is dedicated to helping you find a residence that meets your needs and preferences. For expats considering renting, explore our offerings at Rentals in The Hague. For a comprehensive guide to expat services, visit Expats in The Hague and Expat Rent & Hire.

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Meijs & Alink Makelaardij is committed to providing personalized and professional services to the expat community in Voorburg and The Hague. Whether you’re buying your first home, searching for the perfect rental, or navigating the complexities of the Dutch real estate market, we’re here to help. Discover how we can assist you in finding your dream home in the Netherlands.

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